In 1996, Brooklyn-born rapper Lil’ Kim premiered her provocative debut studio album Hard Core, proving that the women of rap could shock as much as their male counterparts.
“She single-handedly raised the bar for raunchy lyrics in hip-hop, making male rappers quiver with fear with lines like “You ain’t lickin’ this, you ain’t stickin’ this…I don’t want dick tonight/Eat my pussy right” (“Not Tonight”),” wrote Rolling Stone. We’re celebrating Lil’ Kim on her 40th birthday today (or 39th, depending on who you ask) with a look at some of rap’s most provocative female artists and the hypersexual, confrontational, provocative songs that challenged the conventions of the genre. Mention your favorite artists or songs, below.
Miss B. “Bottle Action”
“I don’t fight I don’t argue I’ll just that bitch with a bottle.” Miss B. solves problems.